disaster Archive

  • This video is from Nan Buzard, American Red Cross senior director of international response and programs, who just returned from a week long mission in Japan where she helped assess the humanitarian needs and advised the Japanese Red Cross on longer-term recovery plans.

    American Red Cross Advisor returns from Japan

    This video is from Nan Buzard, American Red Cross senior director of international response and programs, who just returned from a week long mission in Japan where she helped assess the humanitarian needs and advised the Japanese Red Cross on longer-term recovery plans.

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  • In Pakistan today, 17 million people have been affected by what is now the worst flooding in the country's history. Over 1.23 million houses have been damaged. at least 1,500 have already died, and more than 2,000 have been injured.

The video slide show below will give you some idea of how the people of Pakistan have been affected, and how the Red Cross Red Crescent has reacted quickly to provide assistance to those in the greatest need.

    Pakistan: This is real. This is now. You can make a difference.

    In Pakistan today, 17 million people have been affected by what is now the worst flooding in the country's history. Over 1.23 million houses have been damaged. at least 1,500 have already died, and more than 2,000 have been injured. The video slide show below will give you some idea of how the people of Pakistan have been affected, and how the Red Cross Red Crescent has reacted quickly to provide assistance to those in the greatest need.

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  • The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, with the support of its Movement partners; the IFRC, ICRC along with many other National Societies is responding to the record monsoon floods of 2010. As the people of Pakistan continues to suffer the effects of severe flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains, the volunteers and staff of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society are in high gear to assist those in greatest need.

    Pakistan sees worst flooding in over 80 years

    The Pakistan Red Crescent Society, with the support of its Movement partners; the IFRC, ICRC along with many other National Societies is responding to the record monsoon floods of 2010. As the people of Pakistan continues to suffer the effects of severe flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains, the volunteers and staff of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society are in high gear to assist those in greatest need.

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  • The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is proud very of their volunteers. Day-after-day the number of volunteers of the Red Crescent continues to grow; at present there are more than one hundred thousand volunteers. As the number of challenges increases, so to does the commitment of the volunteers of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.

    Bangladesh Red Crescent Society: always ready, always there

    The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is proud very of their volunteers. Day-after-day the number of volunteers of the Red Crescent continues to grow; at present there are more than one hundred thousand volunteers. As the number of challenges increases, so to does the commitment of the volunteers of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.

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  • Since the very beginning of the floods emergency in Poland, the Polish Red Cross has been hard at work to support those in greatest need. The first action took place […]

    Polish Red Cross tackles the consequences of the floods

    Since the very beginning of the floods emergency in Poland, the Polish Red Cross has been hard at work to support those in greatest need. The first action took place […]

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  • On 3 June 2010, a heavy rainstorm hit southern Kyrgyzstan leading to multiple landslides. The Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan disaster response team was immediately deployed to the area. The […]

    Kyrgyzstan: Red Crescent responds to floods and landslides

    On 3 June 2010, a heavy rainstorm hit southern Kyrgyzstan leading to multiple landslides. The Red Crescent Society of Kyrgyzstan disaster response team was immediately deployed to the area. The […]

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  • Three months have passed and the challenges in Haiti continue to grow - Recent heavy rains and their mud-soaked aftermath have once again turned the spotlight back onto Haiti. As Iain Logan, Head of Relief Operations in Haiti for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies , says: “Our work has only just begun here. We've climbed to the top of a hill only to see the mountain looming ahead.”

    Haiti: Three months on and the rains have begun

    Three months have passed and the challenges in Haiti continue to grow - Recent heavy rains and their mud-soaked aftermath have once again turned the spotlight back onto Haiti. As Iain Logan, Head of Relief Operations in Haiti for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies , says: “Our work has only just begun here. We've climbed to the top of a hill only to see the mountain looming ahead.”

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  • Jean-Pierre Taschereau, the Senior Manager of the International Emergency Response team for the Canadian Red Cross returned from Haiti on February 7th. He was deployed to Haiti one day after […]

    Haiti response summit: Remarks by Jean-Pierre Taschereau

    Jean-Pierre Taschereau, the Senior Manager of the International Emergency Response team for the Canadian Red Cross returned from Haiti on February 7th. He was deployed to Haiti one day after […]

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  • Nikenson Fabre (29) has an important role at the Finnish Red Cross mobile clinic in Port-au-Prince. This Haitian National Society Red Cross volunteer translates for the clinic staff what the […]

    Haiti: ‘My home town was destroyed in less than a minute’

    Nikenson Fabre (29) has an important role at the Finnish Red Cross mobile clinic in Port-au-Prince. This Haitian National Society Red Cross volunteer translates for the clinic staff what the […]

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  • Stanley Clairmont was washing his clothes for university the next day when a massive earthquake struck his home town of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Despite government reports that the earthquake only […]

    Profile of a volunteer: Stanley Clairmont

    Stanley Clairmont was washing his clothes for university the next day when a massive earthquake struck his home town of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Despite government reports that the earthquake only […]

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  • During a disaster such as the Haiti earthquake, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies deploys Emergency Response Units (ERUs). The current earthquake response is the largest […]

    What is an ERU?

    During a disaster such as the Haiti earthquake, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies deploys Emergency Response Units (ERUs). The current earthquake response is the largest […]

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  • Canadian Red Cross Haiti Program Manager Miriam Castaneda has been living and working in Haiti since September 2009. She was in her apartment in Port au Prince when the earthquake […]

    Diary of a Red Cross worker

    Canadian Red Cross Haiti Program Manager Miriam Castaneda has been living and working in Haiti since September 2009. She was in her apartment in Port au Prince when the earthquake […]

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  • I am deeply saddened by the news of this terrible disaster in Haiti. As a Goodwill Ambassador for the Red Cross Society of China and as a strong supporter of […]

    Global family must help save lives and rebuild futures

    I am deeply saddened by the news of this terrible disaster in Haiti. As a Goodwill Ambassador for the Red Cross Society of China and as a strong supporter of […]

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  • Yesterday’s earthquake in Haiti, which reached 7.3 on the Richter scale, primarily affected the cities of Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and Jacmel, all located in the West Province area, an estimated population […]

    PHOTOS: Aftermath of Haiti earthquake

    Yesterday’s earthquake in Haiti, which reached 7.3 on the Richter scale, primarily affected the cities of Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and Jacmel, all located in the West Province area, an estimated population […]

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  • Almost five years since the tsunami disaster, the Red Cross Red Crescent has helped hundreds of thousands of survivors take significant steps along the road to recovery. Teungku Azhari, 55 […]

    Faces of the tsunami: Teungku

    Almost five years since the tsunami disaster, the Red Cross Red Crescent has helped hundreds of thousands of survivors take significant steps along the road to recovery. Teungku Azhari, 55 […]

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